The Kiss Thief

The Kiss Thief

L.J. Shen / Jul 15, 2019

The Kiss Thief They say your first kiss should be earned Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred Mine were broken before

  • Title: The Kiss Thief
  • Author: L.J. Shen
  • ISBN: 1793307504
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback
  • They say your first kiss should be earned Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred Mine were broken before we left church They say your heart only beats for one man Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the They say your first kiss should be earned Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred Mine were broken before we left church They say your heart only beats for one man Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father s sins over his head to force me into marriage They say that all great love stories have a happy ending I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter One kiss Two men Three lives Entwined together And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever Get A Copy Kindle Store KoboOnline StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 1st edition, 320 pages Published January 6th 2019 by Independently published More Details ISBN 1793307504 ISBN13 9781793307507 Edition Language English Other Editions 4 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Kiss Thief, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Will this book have multiple point of views Or only the heroine s 3 likeslike 54 days ago See all 2 answers Madelyn It has mulitple point of views flag is this a standalone 1 likelike 23 days ago Add your answer Cristina Y Perfino Yes Such a good book, a MUST read flag See all 11 questions about The Kiss Thief Lists with This Book January 2019 Most Anticipated Romances 127 books 1,802 voters Most Anticipated Romance Novels of 2019 476 books 1,809 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Sep 03, 2018 Tijuana Book Twins Reviews rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 top faves, arc beta or proof, arranged marriage, assholes jerks and douchebags, cover love, enemies to lovers It s Live GRABBY HANDS US UK CA AU 6 STARS Ours is not a love story It was bound to happen, but I had no idea it would happen in such spectacular fashion Alas, all good things come to an end.With that said, several of my 1 loves have been dethroned My new 1, Wolfe Keaton, is EVERY SINGLE LITTLE THING that ever was The Kiss Thief is unlike any other book I v It s Live GRABBY HANDS US UK CA AU 6 STARS Ours is not a love story It was bound to happen, but I had no idea it would happen in such spectacular fashion Alas, all good things come to an end.With that said, several of my 1 loves have been dethroned My new 1, Wolfe Keaton, is EVERY SINGLE LITTLE THING that ever was The Kiss Thief is unlike any other book I ve read and is completely amazing In fact, it s the BEST OF THE BEST I was utterly enchanted from the very first page And just look at that gorgeous cover I m BLOWN AWAY by the gorgeousness L.J Shen slays Sohere s what you need to know As I stated above, Wolfe Keaton is effing amazing He s, sexy, cunning, ruthless, intelligent, and driven In short, he s the perfect Alphahole I ll go on record right now and state, if alphaholes are your thing, YOU WILL BE RUINED by Wolfe Prepare your hearts NOW He s larger than life and the ultimate BBF.The plot is intricately weaved like a beautiful tapestry It s complicated and intriguing Unexpected twists abound I was on the edge of my seat while reading it And did I mention, I devoured the book at a record speed The writing and storytelling are beyond reproach Shen is one of my Top Favorite author for this very fact I can always expect the best from her and she deliverseach and every time And last but not least, the execution is fan freaking tastic The feel of this book is different and so beautifully rendered The historical inspiration shines throughout The attention to detail and subtle nuisances that are interspersed throughout add to the decadence and beauty of the storytelling It left me breathless and completely in awe.To sum up, this is my absolute favorite LJ Shen book She raised the bar and ascended to a new level of greatness From cover to cover, The Kiss Thief, is stunning perfection This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION flag 711 likesLike see review View all 50 comments Sky Gahhhh I took a day off work today because I couldn t put it down Jan 16, 2019 07 19PM Siobhan Tijuana, your review is absolutely on point L.J Shen is easily one of my favourite authors, and I agree this is the best yet Since this review echo Tijuana, your review is absolutely on point L.J Shen is easily one of my favourite authors, and I agree this is the best yet Since this review echoes my own sentiments so perfectly I thought I d check out your book shelf You have me there too Jan 29, 2019 07 01PM Dec 24, 2018 Shabby BookBistroBlog rated it it was amazing A story of Nemesis and a villain with no chance at a happy ending.Where the Prince doesn t save the princessHe tortures her.And the beauty doesn t sleep.She s stuck.In a nightmare. Hold on to your hearts ladies cause the Big Daddy of All Predators Wolfe Keaton has gatecrashed the Booklandia This masked marauder is here to whisk Princess Rossi away on his Black Stallion You will lose your hearts too, to this Brutish Buccaneer and if you re extremely lucky your panties too in the process A story of Nemesis and a villain with no chance at a happy ending.Where the Prince doesn t save the princessHe tortures her.And the beauty doesn t sleep.She s stuck.In a nightmare. Hold on to your hearts ladies cause the Big Daddy of All Predators Wolfe Keaton has gatecrashed the Booklandia This masked marauder is here to whisk Princess Rossi away on his Black Stallion You will lose your hearts too, to this Brutish Buccaneer and if you re extremely lucky your panties too in the process Once a Thief Always a thiefI wanted to see for myself if the rumours of your beauty were true Senator Wolfe Keaton has not only stolen Princess Francesca Rossi s first kiss, he has stolen her dreams, her life and is working his way to steal her heart too Al, these she d been safeguarding for Angelo Bandini He took the power MY powerWolfe Keaton was A KISS THIEF If you love hated the HotHoles , you ain t seen nothing yet Leigh has surpassed her earlier work in not only the gorgeous offbeat cover, but equally Fabulous off beat story too It has a very scarlett Rhett vibe and takes me back to my Mills Boon days The writing is sharper, shows teeth, the vengeful notes are stabbing Leigh doesn t shy away from flaunting his vicious intentions He s not here to make friends In fact he s here to make men women kneel in his presence and beg for scraps of his goodwill.Wolfe will give EVERY HOT HOLE a run for their money He s drop dead sexy, ruthlessly ambitious passionately patriotic Leigh has AGAIN proven why she s the QUEEN OF creating lickalicious ALPHAHOLES This story is completely new in plot, setting and tone The intricate story keeps you ON YOUR TOES throughout It has a sinister and darker vibe People constantly change sides and loyalties and an undercurrent of danger, betrayal and blackmail is buzzing at every step How about you give me what I really want, Rossi Your PRIDE On the other end, Francesca is princess of the Rossi clan The Outfit Born and bred to stand a step behind the men, She s polished, sophisticated and ladylike A perfect asset to act as an arm candy to Senator on the rise in politics She merely changes cages and a no walled prison is still suffocating as any for her crushed ambitions and dreams I am an unwanted puppy, running from door to door in the pouring rain, looking for shelter By the end of the story, the princess turns into a warrior and ends up winning your heart Her mettle is so strong, her enemies end up underestimating the steeliness of her spine.A particular scene in the middle of the book was so cruel, it brought tears to my eyes and from that point on, both the characters seem to change their tint The scene was quite dark and it was a catalyst in changing the course of the story Brilliance of the scene was in the tears You d expect them to be of hatred, but they are of sacrifice and martyrdom I am a rusty barbwire, twisted together, knotted in a ball of fear Francesca tops from the bottom and uplifts the scene by sheer endurance The ensuing Walk of Shame is a slap on the face you ll understand it when you read it I swear it s akin to seeing a rough diamond being faceted and polished to sparkling brilliance right in front of your eyes There s enough fire in her to inspire others to draw on her courage and bravery S.U.P.E.R.B Leave, I ll never doubt you again, Francesca LEAVE I believe LJ was a bit apprehensive about this out of the box story and I can somewhat understand She s pushed the envelope, written scenes with sadistic pathos you ll get it when you read it , she has shed her comfortable blanket and penned some chilling sentiments But a lion is a lion at the end of the day, he ll starve before eating grass so her fears will prove to be unfounded when ALL her readers old and new will LOVE the story This story shows a lot of growth as a writer on Leigh s part and will definitely endear her to the readers.The noteworthy thing in Leigh s characters is that they don t change their spots The assholes don t spout flowery monologues and fangs don t get withdrawn The characters remain true to their traits right up til the end He s in hate with my father and in lust with me It s an oxymoron that you love hate these characters with equal fervour Brilliant writing, thoroughly enjoyable ride which came to an end so soon, I didn t even realise it I wish the book went on and on and never ended It s been ages since I read a paperback and kept the lights on, much to my husband s irritation, but I couldn t help it Wolfe just bit me hard and carried me away in his fangs I hope his knees heal soon cause he has a lot of genuflecting in his future 5 plates full of Humble Pie BookBistroBlogApproved Follow us on FB flag 466 likesLike see review View all 39 comments Siobhan I d like to second Books Lover This review says everything Somehow somehowI managed to hold off reading this til my husband was away with work, I d like to second Books Lover This review says everything Somehow somehowI managed to hold off reading this til my husband was away with work, and I ve looked forward to a deliciously long read all through the night Jan 29, 2019 06 35PM Shabby BookBistroBlog Siobhan wrote I d like to second Books Lover This review says everything Somehow somehowI managed to hold off reading this til my husband was Siobhan wrote I d like to second Books Lover This review says everything Somehow somehowI managed to hold off reading this til my husband was away with work, and I ve looked forward to a deliciously long I wish i could read it for the firat time Jan 30, 2019 03 47AM Sep 20, 2018 Vanessa When Vane Reads rated it it was amazing Shelves arc, favoritos English spanish version Falling in love was so tragic No wonder it made people so sad A standing ovation for ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS THAT I VE EVER READ, and L.J Shen s best story to date It left me with the worst book hangover of the year ITS INTRICATE PLOT IS A NEW BRAND OF PERFECTION SO MIND BLOWING THAT IT WILL LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS Have you ever felt that words are not enough to describe what you feel that s me now after reading this story, I m an emotional mess and nervous wreck The Kis English spanish version Falling in love was so tragic No wonder it made people so sad A standing ovation for ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS THAT I VE EVER READ, and L.J Shen s best story to date It left me with the worst book hangover of the year ITS INTRICATE PLOT IS A NEW BRAND OF PERFECTION SO MIND BLOWING THAT IT WILL LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS Have you ever felt that words are not enough to describe what you feel that s me now after reading this story, I m an emotional mess and nervous wreck The Kiss Thief, sigh , is EPIC BEYOND WORDS Oh God, I loved every second when I read it It s so different from everything I ve read before, but so completely addictive The first words had me hooked on the story and turning the pages as if my life depended on it I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN The plot and the characters consumed me, obsessed me, hypnotized me, with an emotional and harrowing romance bordering the dark and raw, full of love, banter, hatred, passion, opulence, power, anguish, that kept me on the edge of the seat, heart racing and a swarm of butterflies inside me stomach Get ready for the most ruthless alpha male ever, than Troy and Vicious together Wolfe Keaton is despicable, cruel, he has no mercy for anyone, he also is sooooo sexy, he melted my panties, gave me goosebumps and made me blush several times But nevertheless, he captured my heart He loves so hard, the sweet way he protects and cares for the heroine, wow, I m dying of love for him, he s my new obsession MY TOP BOOK BOYFRIEND EVER Francesca is a sweet, beautiful, brave and strong girl who melted my heart, her way of talking to the plants made me laugh out loud, she also faces situations with courage She is everything I look for in a heroine I LOVE HER The explosive attraction and passion between the characters is unparalleled, and the slow burn, let me tell you, it reaches stratospheric levels, it could burn a whole room I cannot get enough of them, I still cannot get them out of my head THEIR ROMANCE IS SOOO TEAR JERKING, SO PASSIONATE AND EMOTIONAL, everything what I am looking for in a romance, ahhhh, I keep sighing WITH AN EXQUISITE AND FLAWLESS PROSE, L.J SHEN MANAGES TO CREATE A MASTERPIECE THAT REACHES YOUR SOUL A masterfully written story that evokes so many different feelings in the reader Mrs Shen continues to prove why she is the best storyteller She has an ability to wrap you with her words and catch your heart, smash it, tear it completely and break it into pieces My soul still does not recover from the suffering THIS LOVE STORY IS SO EPIC, SO HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL THAT I NOT WANT TO LEAVE THIS WORLD OR THE CHARACTERS It is definitely a must read An exquisite romance that you will not want to miss What are you waiting for Go read it now Versi n en espa olUna ovaci n de pie para UNO DE LOS MEJORES LIBROS QUE HE LE DO y la mejor historia de L.J Shen hasta la fecha Me dej con la peor resaca literaria del a o SU INTRINCADA TRAMA ES UNA NUEVA MARCA DE PERFECCI N TAN EXTRAORDINARIA QUE TE DEJAR SIN RESPIRACI N Alguna vez has sentido que las palabras no son suficientes para describir lo que sientes esa soy yo ahora despu s de leer esta historia, soy un l o emocional y nervioso The Kiss Thief, suspiro , es EPICA m s all de las palabras Oh Dios, am cada segundo al leerlo Es tan diferente de todo lo que he le do antes pero tan completamente adictivo Las primeras palabras me tuvieron enganchada a la historia y volteando las p ginas como si mi vida dependiera de ello NO PUDE PONERLO ABAJO La trama y los personajes me consumieron, me obsesionaron, me hipnotizaron, un romance emocional bordeando lo oscuro y crudo, lleno de amor, odio, pasi n, opulencia, poder, angustia, que me mantuvo al borde del asiento, el coraz n acelerado y un enjambre de mariposas dentro de mi est mago Y prep rense para el macho alfa m s despiadado de la historia, m s que Troy y Vicious juntos Wow, Wolfe Keaton es despreciable, cruel, no tiene piedad de nadie, sin embargo, es incre blemente sexy, derriti mis pantaletas, me provoc piel de gallina y me hizo sonrojar varias veces Pero a pesar de todo, l captur mi coraz n l ama con tanta fuerza, la forma en que la protege y cuida a la hero na, muero de amor por l, es mi nueva obsesi n EL MEJOR NOVIO LITERARIO DE TODOS LOS TIEMPOS.Francesca es una chica dulce, bella, valiente y fuerte que me derriti el coraz n, su forma de hablarle a las plantas me hizo re r a carcajadas, pero adem s ella enfrenta las situaciones con coraje Ella es todo lo que busco en una hero na LA AMO La atracci n explosiva y pasi n entre los personajes no tiene comparaci n, hierve a fuego lento, y d jenme decirles, alcanza niveles estratosf ricos, ufff esos podr an incendiar una habitaci n completa No puedo conseguir suficiente de ellos, todav a no me los puedo sacar de la cabeza SU ROMANCE ES TAN DESGARRADOR, TAN APASIONADO Y EMOCIONAL, AHHHH, todo lo que busco en un romance Sigo suspirandoN UNA PROSA EXQUISITA E HIPN TICA, L.J SHEN LOGRA CREAR UNA OBRA MAESTRA QUE LLEGA A TU ALMA Una historia magistralmente escrita que evoca tantos diferentes sentimientos en el lector Ella sigue probando porque es la mejor en lo que hace Tiene la habilidad de envolverte con sus palabras y atrapar tu coraz n, hacerlo un pu o y desgarrarlo completamente, pisotearlo, y hacerlo pedazos Mi alma todav a no se recupera de tanto sufrimiento ESTA HISTORIA DE AMOR ES TAN PICA, TAN DESGARRADORAMENTE HERMOSA QUE NO QUIERO DEJAR SU MUNDO O LOS PERSONAJES Definitivamente es una lectura obligatoria Una historia pica y exquisita que no te querr s perder Qu est s esperando Ve a leerlo ahora flag 331 likesLike see review View all 45 comments Jules2016 Damn, amazing review Now I have to download this book Jan 25, 2019 08 31PM Siobhan An excellent review I ve just finished reading and I came in here to write a review too, but you ve said it all here Now I feel like I have to read An excellent review I ve just finished reading and I came in here to write a review too, but you ve said it all here Now I feel like I have to read it all again Jan 29, 2019 06 17PM Oct 20, 2018 Lana Dirty Girl Romance rated it it was amazing Our hearts were tarnished Stained And guilty Unpredictable to a fault And bound to break. I got two words for you here Must Read.I know I say this each time I finish a book of hers, but this was my favorite LJ Shen book to date I was born into a glided cage. If you like a modern day arranged marriage trope, welcome to your next addiction This book GAH It had an anti hero that only Shen can write brutal and hard but completely redeemable This is someone you won t be able to help Our hearts were tarnished Stained And guilty Unpredictable to a fault And bound to break. I got two words for you here Must Read.I know I say this each time I finish a book of hers, but this was my favorite LJ Shen book to date I was born into a glided cage. If you like a modern day arranged marriage trope, welcome to your next addiction This book GAH It had an anti hero that only Shen can write brutal and hard but completely redeemable This is someone you won t be able to help rooting for This was like if Vicious and Sparrow had a baby, and that baby threw down the gauntlet of delicious angst and grit A clashing of a ruthless politician and the mafia, and a young beauty used as a pawn that gets caught in the crosshairs of political agendas and blackmail Francesca Rossi was such a breath of fresh air For someone so young, she had this endearing naivet to her that was beneath her hardened persona She s not a doormat, even when dealing with an extremely dominant man This is not a woman that takes things lying down She s sharp witted and smart mouthed I absolutely loved her.The Kiss Thief was a book that kept me riveted to the pages from beginning to end It was unlike any book I ve read in a long damn while and it was absolutely everything EVERYTHING, I tells ya I know you re thinking, Lana, you re being vague as hell right now But trust me, you don t need or WANT to know This is a book that you NEED to go into absolutely blind, or you ll do yourself a great disservice So, you re welcome beta readFind me on flag 310 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Dec 28, 2018 Lisa Two Bookish Brits rated it it was amazing Oh wow, wow, wow I m in awe right now If you re a lover of L.J Shen s Hotholes then The Kiss Thief is going to be exactly what you want because ladies and gents , we have a new alphahole in town Mr Wolfe Keaton, the man that makes men quiver in their boots and women drop to their knees He s sexy as sin with an attitude to go with it He s ruthless and harsh and keeps his true feelings locked away The Kiss Thief isn t your typical romance It s a story about a nemesis and a villain One th Oh wow, wow, wow I m in awe right now If you re a lover of L.J Shen s Hotholes then The Kiss Thief is going to be exactly what you want because ladies and gents , we have a new alphahole in town Mr Wolfe Keaton, the man that makes men quiver in their boots and women drop to their knees He s sexy as sin with an attitude to go with it He s ruthless and harsh and keeps his true feelings locked away The Kiss Thief isn t your typical romance It s a story about a nemesis and a villain One that starts with hate and anger, with pain and heartache and turns in to so much than you could ever expect A romance that has you gritting your teeth and ready to pull your hair out in frustration One that has you melting on the spot and clutching at your heart because of all the emotions it inflicts upon you This story is incredible, one that I won t be giving away You HAVE to experience this book through fresh eyes and no spoilers to 100% enjoy it and enjoy it you will LJ Shen has gone and written a book that s far from her normal style of writing and absolutely slayed it like the queen she is Leigh, hands down, takes the crown for writing THE BEST ALPHAHOLES in book land Since the announcement of this book and the updates from Leigh I ve been eager to read it but I wasn t ready for what she gave us, it was definitely a pleasant surprise The amount of time, effort and love that s gone in to this book shines brightly and I m in awe of this woman, she s truly incredible This book is most definitely my favourite book from this author My favourite read of 2018 and no doubt my favourite book from 2019 TKT is everything I love about romance s The struggles and the real ness of it all hooked me from the get go If I could give this beauty a higher rating than 5, I would It deserves all the stars and flag 286 likesLike see review View all 20 comments Lisa Two Bookish Brits Missy wrote This is probably one of the best reviews I ve ever read Wow thank you Missy wrote This is probably one of the best reviews I ve ever read Wow thank you Jan 16, 2019 06 15PM Siobhan An excellent review Absolutely on point I love L J Shens writing, this is the best Jan 29, 2019 06 22PM Sep 23, 2018 Sarah Musings of the Modern Belle rated it it was amazing AVAILABLE NOW FULL REVIEW MY FIRST FAVORITE AND MUST READ OF 20195 Nemesis CROWNSLJ Shen has rocked me world, tilted it on its axis, and I don t which way is up or down after the whirlwind she just took me on The Kiss Thief is EVERYTHING I love in a romance, and I never wanted this book to end EVER Wolfe Keaton has taken top book boyfriend spot With his confidence and intelligence and lethal charisma, I was utterly charmed by this man His cold exterior makes him seem untouchable and AVAILABLE NOW FULL REVIEW MY FIRST FAVORITE AND MUST READ OF 20195 Nemesis CROWNSLJ Shen has rocked me world, tilted it on its axis, and I don t which way is up or down after the whirlwind she just took me on The Kiss Thief is EVERYTHING I love in a romance, and I never wanted this book to end EVER Wolfe Keaton has taken top book boyfriend spot With his confidence and intelligence and lethal charisma, I was utterly charmed by this man His cold exterior makes him seem untouchable and callous, but the way he takes care of the heroine, even if it seems detached, shows he is a man who has the capability to love, and love he does The evolution of his character, the freedom of forgiving and letting go, is so inspirational This is man who has been wronged and instead of continuing to revel in the ashes, he rises from the love and affection to create something better and beautiful He is willing to fall to his knees and relinquish what has held him together for love What is romantic than that He has my heart TOP BOOK BOYFRIEND material right here Francesca is a heroine, like most of Leigh s, that has an inner strength Like most of the secondary characters in the story, readers might see her as weak and docile but not all who are silent are weak, and Francesca is the farthest thing from complacent She takes power when she can and yields it like a weapon She pushes those who try to control her and speaks with actions when she knows her voice will be ignored This woman who may not show her strength on the outside is stronger than any character LJ Shen has written to date I couldn t be enad with this tiny but mighty sprite of a character The Kiss Thief is than my words can articulate There is the romantic layer with hot sex and swooning declarations of love eventually There is the danger and the vengeance that will keep readers turning the pages But with this book, Shen layers it with an allusion to mythology while also contemplating ideas of revenge and forgiveness and how one lifts you up and the other tears you down If those layers aren t enough, Shen continues to astound with her reflection on what real love is, which is letting someone you love be free, having them stay by choice versus keeping them prisoner Real love allows for freedom and growth, evolution and change It is an absolutely masterpiece that had me riveted from the moment these two meet and an HEA that will steal your soul and leave a smile on your face Leigh Shen continues to prove why she is a best seller She integrates romance with real ideas that deal with the heart and the mind She creates characters that consume us and loves that are so epic it shifts our world I never ever want to leave this world or these people I have a new Shen favorite Beta read flag 272 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Jan 06, 2019 SueBee bring me an alpha rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves kindle, g contemporaries, arc, 5 stars, 6 star, favorites, heroes bad boy, heroes famous, heroes favs modern, heroes rich all The Kiss Thief stand alone Butterflies in your belly good 5 stars, a glued to your kindle read for me I was inspired to make art while reading, but just fell behind on writing a review I will post a full review as soon as RL calms down Hero Heroine Plot Storytelling Sexual tension Sex scenes Story ending OVERALL RATING Angst LOW FOCUS Darkness LOW FOCUS Humor MEDIUM FOCUS Kink The Kiss Thief stand alone Butterflies in your belly good 5 stars, a glued to your kindle read for me I was inspired to make art while reading, but just fell behind on writing a review I will post a full review as soon as RL calms down Hero Heroine Plot Storytelling Sexual tension Sex scenes Story ending OVERALL RATING Angst LOW FOCUS Darkness LOW FOCUS Humor MEDIUM FOCUS Kink MEDIUM FOCUS Romance HIGH FOCUS Sex frequency MEDIUM FOCUS Suspense LOW FOCUS ARC provided to me by author L.J Shen in exchange for an honest review. flag 251 likesLike see review View all 44 comments SueBee bring me an alpha Anahita wrote Great review Thank you Anahita xox 11 hours, 16 min ago SueBee bring me an alpha carinne wrote Can t wait to read this Haven t read fantasy In a while Thanks so much Carinne This is CR xxx 11 hours, 16 min ago Dec 26, 2018 Bookgasms Book Blog rated it it was amazing Shelves ratula Gah You guys The Kiss Thief was everything we ve come to expect from L.J Shen and BEYOND PHENOMENAL It was emotional, poignant and gut wrenching and filled with a brilliant story that had me glued to every page It was so perfectly written with every intricate detail written with the utmost care This is without a doubt THE BEST novel this author has written Without giving away any spoilers, Shen did it once again with Wolfe Keaton He undoubtedly is the new alpha hole to top and Gah You guys The Kiss Thief was everything we ve come to expect from L.J Shen and BEYOND PHENOMENAL It was emotional, poignant and gut wrenching and filled with a brilliant story that had me glued to every page It was so perfectly written with every intricate detail written with the utmost care This is without a doubt THE BEST novel this author has written Without giving away any spoilers, Shen did it once again with Wolfe Keaton He undoubtedly is the new alpha hole to top and that is a very tough title to win He is dark and foreboding with an icy and unfeeling exterior But his demeanor hides the heat and fire inside him I absolutely FLOVED him as he was the perfect combination of hardened and vulnerable He was consumed with vengeance and yet allowed an encounter with his enemy s daughter to set him on an impulsive journey filled with love, lust, revenge and obsession.Francesca Rossi likewise was absolutely astounding She was Wolfe s perfect match and my favorite Shen heroine to date She was strong and resilient Delicate and beautiful in appearance but with a deep and unwavering core strength choosing to write her own story with the cards she is dealt in life by unequivocally making it her own She was completely underestimated by all the men in her life and the lasting impression she would make on all of them.Overall The Kiss Thief was truly phenomenal and another feather in the cap of this remarkable author Her brilliance is apparent in every novel she puts out where each book is better than her last and her skills are only surpassed by her goals to better her craft, which she accomplishes every time She needs to officially rename herself Slay Shen because she always kills it Bravo 6 stars Ratula flag 244 likesLike see review View all 14 comments Dec 13, 2018 KAT Kitty Kats Crazy About Books rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 arcs, 2019 read, from enemies to lovers, mafia, older guy younger female, romance, standalone, 5 stars, cheating, feels book MY REVIEW can also be found on my blog KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS 5 THE BIG BAD WOLFE STARS A story of a Nemesis and a Villain with no chance at a happy ending Where the prince doesn t save the princess He tortures her And the beauty doesn t sleep She s stuck In a nightmare THE KISS THIEF Is a full length contemporary Romance novel Spoken in Dual Perspectives It all started with a wooden chest carved and made by a witch encasing three notes which would predict her f MY REVIEW can also be found on my blog KITTY KATS CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS 5 THE BIG BAD WOLFE STARS A story of a Nemesis and a Villain with no chance at a happy ending Where the prince doesn t save the princess He tortures her And the beauty doesn t sleep She s stuck In a nightmare THE KISS THIEF Is a full length contemporary Romance novel Spoken in Dual Perspectives It all started with a wooden chest carved and made by a witch encasing three notes which would predict her futureThe first note said I was going to be kissed by the love of my life This was utterly unique, utterly un put down able, utterly captivating, and utterly memorable, utter perfection I couldn t put it down, I didn t want to put it down, I devoured this, I inhaled this, I loved this than words can convey, L.J Shen has got her grooooove back and she is un stop able What a way to set the new year on fire A little old fashioned story that will capture your heart, set your panties afire, and leave you gasping for.The heroine is like nothing I have ever encountered before, she s polished, sophisticated, a socialite by name, born in a gilded cage, risking escape would result in death A chimney smoking character that will win your heart in many ways.This starts off with nineteen year old Francesca getting initiated into the Chicagoan Society by allowing her to pick her own husband from thousands of eligible men affiliated from the Outfit Instead of college she was choosing the perfect husband But she already knew within her heart who was going to be of her choosing, And that man was Angelo, she s known him since birth The Masquerade theme was gods and goddesses, Francesca had chosen to go as Nemesis the goddess of retribution They say your first kiss should be earned Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky A kiss that was mean t for her chosen was stolen from her, and the man responsible was thirty year old Senator Wolfe Keaton, the most desirable man in Chicago, this one kiss set the ball rolling into unknown charters It was just a stupid, fun tradition Hardly a scientific fact Surely, not all the predictions written on the notes turned out to be true I probably wouldn t even see Wolfe Keaton ever again This set the pace perfectly, retaliation, retribution, a debt paid in full This book right here was one of my most highly anticipated books, I couldn t wait for 2018 to be over with, I wasn t so patient to get my hands on it, I stalked the ass off it, the teasers made that anticipation the times worse, and then finally I got it in my grabby little hands and all my expectations were exceeded, I inhaled it, I devoured it, I went into this with eyes wide open and at the end of it my heart was filled to the brim All the feels in the world, The Kiss Thief was full of insane chemistry, love and angst I adored this book It reminded me exactly why I m obsessed with this authors words L.J Shen writes the most compelling stories, and this one is my all time favourite from her Teaser used is off the Authors Facebook Page flag 240 likesLike see review View all 32 comments Jan 07, 2019 Christy rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 five stars 5 stars They say that all great love stories have a happy ending I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter One kiss Two men Three lives Entwined together And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever LJ Shen crafts a deliciously angsty and riveting tale of a Villain and his Nemesis This was one of those books that had me glued to every page, unable to put it down for a minute It was a story that captivated me from the start 5 stars They say that all great love stories have a happy ending I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter One kiss Two men Three lives Entwined together And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever LJ Shen crafts a deliciously angsty and riveting tale of a Villain and his Nemesis This was one of those books that had me glued to every page, unable to put it down for a minute It was a story that captivated me from the start and never let go By far my favorite Shen book to date Francesca Rossi has always known who she would marry, and she was okay with it Her father is the boss of the Chicago Outfit and only a certain suitor will do Then walks in Senator Wolfe Keaton Wolfe claims Frankie as his own and there is nothing she can do about it Gah gah gah There is so much I want to say about this story, and Wolfe, and Frankie, but I loved seeing all this on my own The anticipation is the best part So this won t be very detailed, just know I loved it so hard Wolfe is one of those characters you hate to love and love to hate By the end I loved him so much He was hard to like at times, but getting his story and seeing why he did the things he did made me see him a different way At first he was so leery of Frankie, but as he got to know her, he saw she wasn t just a young and immature girl, she was kind, innocent, and better than he deserved My sweet poison, my gorgeous rival I loved Wolfe and Frankie together Their chemistry was off the charts Enemies to lovers is something I never tire of reading about and I also love the arranged marriage marriage of convenience troupe This book was perfect for me It had some moments where I wanted to legit throw my kindle, but still I loved it so much The Kiss Thief is an addictive, unforgettable, and original read The writing was stunning and the story blew me away I already picked up the audio book because I know I ll want to do a re read Don t miss this book It s fantastic flag 237 likesLike see review View all 17 comments Christy Sana wrote What a review I can t wait to read, want to start right now but I have to know first if there is triangle thing going on Please I w Sana wrote What a review I can t wait to read, want to start right now but I have to know first if there is triangle thing going on Please I wouldn t consider it a love triangle There are two love interests if you want to call it that for a bit, but not really a love triangle IMO Jan 27, 2019 02 08PM 4smalls Christy wrote Sana wrote What a review I can t wait to read, want to start right now but I have to know first if there is triangle thing going Christy wrote Sana wrote What a review I can t wait to read, want to start right now but I have to know first if there is triangle thing going on Please I wouldn t consider it a love triangle There a Agreed It s not angsty like a typical love triangle I feel a wee bit uncomfortable reading love triangle stories but this didn t bother me Read it It was written wonderfully Jan 28, 2019 07 08AM Dec 23, 2018 Laurelin Paige rated it it was amazing Arranged marriage Older man Virgin bride Decadently dirty romance Obviously Leigh wrote this book just for me flag 222 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jan 07, 2019 Bibi rated it it was amazing review of another edition Perfection My first LJ book was Sparrow Loved , followed by Defy Lovely , then it all went downhill as I couldn t for the life of me get on board with subsequent books particularly Vicious yet, she stayed on my authors to read radar So, to have this book be this amazing, to have an anti hero so deliciously bad, to have a heroine who made me cheer, was everything I never knew I needed Simply breathtaking flag 183 likesLike see review View all 18 comments Jan 04, 2019 Jessica Chatterbooks Book Blog rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves romance, arranged marriage, mafia, contemporary It s no secret that The Kiss Thief was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019 L J Shen is one of my favorite authors of all time, and I look forward to every single book she publishes This time was a little different though The mystery surrounding this book and the collective excitement of all of the other L J fans I knew took it to a whole new level All the time wondering what the story would be about, what the name of it was, and basically, everything else about this book had alre It s no secret that The Kiss Thief was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019 L J Shen is one of my favorite authors of all time, and I look forward to every single book she publishes This time was a little different though The mystery surrounding this book and the collective excitement of all of the other L J fans I knew took it to a whole new level All the time wondering what the story would be about, what the name of it was, and basically, everything else about this book had already made for so much anticipation I could barely stand it Then once I found out the answers to all of those things, it just made it worse An enemies to lovers story with an arranged marriage, a love triangle, and the mafia It was like she wrote this book just for me I was ready to pay Leigh any sum of money she wanted for an early copy of this book I thought I was going to legit lose my shit if I didn t get my hands on it soon Patience is just not a virtue I possess All that build up could have set the stage for a let down of epic proportions I wouldn t have been surprised if it did Having expectations like that can ruin almost anything, but guess what It didn t Not only did The Kiss Thief not disappoint me in the least, it completely blew me away Every expectation I had was met and exceeded I was on cloud fucking nine the entire time I read it This author s writing is mesmerizing and just downright magical I m so in awe of her talent it s ridiculous I basically highlight everything and drool as I read at this point There are no words that can adequately describe how incredible it is I absolutely adored everything about this novel I couldn t be enad with it if I tried The setting, the characters, the plot, and the steam are all nothing less than utter perfection I was engaged throughout the entirety of the book, and it gave me all the feels My emotions ran the gamut from laughter to anger to tears I could feel my heart break, mend, and warm over and over again, and I never wanted it to end Before I get even carried away and blabber on further about my love affair with L J Shen, I want to talk about my favorite part of this book, the characters Francesca and Wolfe are an unlikely pair, but at the same time, perfectly matched They re complex individuals that bring out the best in each other, challenge each other, and understand one another like no one else From their very first meeting, the chemistry between them was insane, and it just escalated from there Francesca is a different type of heroine than I ve read from this author before, and I enjoyed that I loved her transformation from the slightly immature, sheltered, unsure, naive teenager in the beginning to the strong, resilient, confident young woman she was by the end That being said, she was than meets the eye even from the start, but nobody saw it It didn t take long for Wolfe to though, and boy, did he like what he saw Wolfe is one of my favorite asshole heroes Leigh has ever created, and that s saying a lot since she writes some of the best I ve ever read He s sexy, intelligent, cocky, complicated, and all alpha His main priority is always to protect and care for Francesca above all else, and when it comes to sex, the man knows what he s doing Powerful, loyal, slightly broken, morally gray, and swoonworthy af, Wolfe is everything I could want in a hero If you love Vicious and Troy, you will fall head over heels Wolfe No doubt about it Captivating, addictive, and fantastically written, The Kiss Thief should be on the must read list of every fan of contemporary romance It is one of the best books L J Shen has ever written I can say without a shadow of a doubt, this is going to be on my favorites of 2019 list and plenty of other author people s, too Side note I know some readers tend to shy away from love triangles, but if you re one of them, I wouldn t let that hold you back from picking this one up You don t have anything to worry about in my opinion If you re a fan of this author s work, asshole heroes, and or enemies to lovers romance, this one s for you flag 151 likesLike see review View all 22 comments Jan 08, 2019 Helena Hunting rated it it was amazing I was lucky enough to read an ARC of the The Kiss Thief and let me tell you the chemistry between Keaton and Francesca is through the freaking roof Once again, Ms Shen has created a damaged alpha, a hole hero that I couldn t help but fall head over heels in love with.Ms Shen has the amazing ability to take me through an entire emotional gamut I wanted to throttle the hero and yet I also wanted to ride him like a rodeo bull My heart broke for Francesca and the impossible situation she fo I was lucky enough to read an ARC of the The Kiss Thief and let me tell you the chemistry between Keaton and Francesca is through the freaking roof Once again, Ms Shen has created a damaged alpha, a hole hero that I couldn t help but fall head over heels in love with.Ms Shen has the amazing ability to take me through an entire emotional gamut I wanted to throttle the hero and yet I also wanted to ride him like a rodeo bull My heart broke for Francesca and the impossible situation she found herself in I loved her strength and conviction as she came to terms with her reality, no matter how difficult and painful.This book is fabulous.I went on a brief historical reading binge after I finished it.And it s been months and I m still thinking about it And one scene in particular that will break your heart and show you, as the reader, just how strong the heroine is, and just how fully Ms Shen is able to draw you into the worlds she creates.The Kiss Thief is all the things I love about historical romance set in the contemporary world It s emotional, sexy and heartbreaking and intense.I wish I could read it again for the first time flag 136 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Dec 31, 2018 Rochelle Rochelle Reads rated it it was amazing Shelves arc, ultimate favourite A story of a Nemesis and a Villain with no chance at a happy ending Where the prince doesn t save the princess He tortures her And the beauty doesn t sleep She s stuck In a nightmare. What a fantastic beginning to reading in 2019 I knew I d fall in love with this, because it is L.J Shen One of, if not, my favourite author Ever She s a proficient and excellent writer her sentences are carefully and beautifully constructed into gripping scenes and concise prose who continues to astoun A story of a Nemesis and a Villain with no chance at a happy ending Where the prince doesn t save the princess He tortures her And the beauty doesn t sleep She s stuck In a nightmare. What a fantastic beginning to reading in 2019 I knew I d fall in love with this, because it is L.J Shen One of, if not, my favourite author Ever She s a proficient and excellent writer her sentences are carefully and beautifully constructed into gripping scenes and concise prose who continues to astound me with every release She s mastered an ability to transform cold hearted and callous asshole heroes, who undergo an inevitable transformation of redemption, into loveable characters we can t hate They re always damaged, filled with cynicism and sarcasm and hatred towards the wrongdoer, yet loaded with vengeance and countless positive qualities that make them them God, she was sweet, and she was all mine Not just her body but also her words and her courage. I thought I loved Baron Vicious Spencer adored Celian Laurent, but I m unconditionally infatuated and unquestionably besotted with Wolfe Keaton The Kiss Thief On the surface, he appears to be nothing beyond ruthless however, there s an immense amount of depth, intrigue and enigma surrounding this mean anti hero Without doubt, he is complex and multi faceted, someone who appears withdrawn and detached, yet beneath the tough exterior is someone able to love And love hard Fierce, without shame Wild, without restraint We were entwined and entangled, connected with invisible strings, each of us trying to pull away, only to create knots that made us closer. Francesca Rossi is my newest fictional best friend Tangent I was almost named Francesca Ergo, we re best friends I digress Having been raised dreadfully sheltered inside a gilded cage, oftentimes Francesca appears to be docile, unsure of herself and awfully immature Seeming complaisant, or sometimes quiet, however, doesn t always mean being submissive or feeble minded she s quick witted and intelligent Torn between an older life bound in tradition and a newer life promising freedom, Francesca transforms into someone daring, challenging and outspoken He turned to me, his grays on my blues, two pools of beautiful lies. Wolfe and Francesca are explosive Passionate enemies who slowly and quietly transform into intimate lovers Wrapped up in an unexpected fervid romance embraced by an intense connection The Kiss Thief is an engrossing, riveting narrative of an arranged marriage set within a modern Chicago Promises of revenge shadowed by danger is abundant you will be turning the pages faster than expected L.J Shen continues to astound me with the ways she illustrates love It is always an intense fierceness of earnest affection and vicious yearning that is wretched and heart aching however real To be in real love is to be free To change To transform into someone greater than you ve imagined And she s portrayed this through Wolfe and Francesca.Follow me on Blog Instagram flag 135 likesLike see review Oct 17, 2018 Pavlina Read sleep less blog rated it it was amazing Shelves best cover, want to read soon, arc, favorites Live 5 BEAUTIFUL STARS This is the best book I have read from L.J Shen Lately I m saying it each time I finish a book from her but it s so true She doesn t stop surprising me, her stories are so unique The Kiss Thief is addictive,full of tension and angst.It is so hot and captivating My sweet poison, my gorgeous rival I was hooked from the prologue and I couldn t put it down Each chapter hooked me even.The characters were fantastic and Live 5 BEAUTIFUL STARS This is the best book I have read from L.J Shen Lately I m saying it each time I finish a book from her but it s so true She doesn t stop surprising me, her stories are so unique The Kiss Thief is addictive,full of tension and angst.It is so hot and captivating My sweet poison, my gorgeous rival I was hooked from the prologue and I couldn t put it down Each chapter hooked me even.The characters were fantastic and the plot addictive.I m not going to give anything away you have to go blind and devour it like I did It s so different from what we have seen so far from L.J Shen and get ready because this book will stay with you forever His voice was a poem, and I drank every word as if my life depended on it One of my top reads for this year, my year started so good I highly recommended to everyone,The Kiss Thief is a must read Prepare yourself for a book hangover after finishing it flag 118 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 05, 2019 Olga therebelreader rated it it was amazing Shelves contemporary romance, kindle, erotica xxx, favorites, highly emotional, love triangle, suspense angst, arc cc final review, anti hero Huge 5 stars for The Kiss Thief This story was better than I expected and unique in many ways Wolfe and Francesca are so hot together Wolfe is alpha, dark, brooding and cold but the author shows us he is vulnerable and honorable Francesca is sweet, innocent, smart and kind Her beauty glows bright from within and out She is really a lady but she is strong and a fighter as well And she is caught in the middle of a fight between two men If you really love someone, do you fight for them or l Huge 5 stars for The Kiss Thief This story was better than I expected and unique in many ways Wolfe and Francesca are so hot together Wolfe is alpha, dark, brooding and cold but the author shows us he is vulnerable and honorable Francesca is sweet, innocent, smart and kind Her beauty glows bright from within and out She is really a lady but she is strong and a fighter as well And she is caught in the middle of a fight between two men If you really love someone, do you fight for them or let them go The author has done something fabulous She created characters who I empathized with, whose actions alternately thrilled and horrified me, but most importantly they developed The plot was excellent and had me engaged the whole time It was well paced nothing seemed too slow or too rushed Really, there s a little bit of everything in here, and it mixes well to give you an exciting read This book takes you into a whole new world with some great characters and a beautiful love story High praise for L.J Shen In short Hero 5 5 Heroine 5 5 Plot Point, Originality 5 5 Writing Style 5 5 Steam 4 5 Romance 5 5 Angst Suspense 4 5 Darkness 2 5 Humor 2 5 Secondary Characters 5 5 Drama Conflict 5 5 Mystery 0 5 Twists 5 5 Pacing Steady Action 4 5 ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. flag 116 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Aug 25, 2018 NinaDonata Delfs rated it it was amazing Shelves acrs First thing I was able to think about when this book hit my kindle, was to start the journey with these two characters When I found out this book the book was coming I was so exited that sleeping was hard for me The exitement for this book got to an unhealthy level.I m so glad to say that this book was clearly worth my whole exitement.L.J showed me a way of writing a love triangle in a way that didn t annoy me Because most of the stories I ve read until now which mostly had fantasy stories, First thing I was able to think about when this book hit my kindle, was to start the journey with these two characters When I found out this book the book was coming I was so exited that sleeping was hard for me The exitement for this book got to an unhealthy level.I m so glad to say that this book was clearly worth my whole exitement.L.J showed me a way of writing a love triangle in a way that didn t annoy me Because most of the stories I ve read until now which mostly had fantasy stories, the love triangles used to get on my nerves So the author showed her talent with keeping up my interest in this love triangle.I totally loved the way this story was constructed because in the beginning there had been a lot of hate Then it changed We saw how close love and hate can be together in relationships.What made things interesting was the position of our love interest.All those feelings and those thoughts of the two main characters, L.J Shen described in a way that I mostly was able to get why they acted like they did Even if in some situations I wouldn t act like they did.Another fact that is amazing about the book that made me want to dive in the Story even if I really weren t in the mood for romance it was so hard to put this book down Sometimes it seemed like I had a clue what will happen next but the the story went in an other way.There were some passages in this book that brought me to tears and some that made me smirk And even if these scenes had been really close together the author made it so I didn t feel bad when I had to laugh.There is a lot of character development placed in this story If you multiply Vics intention by ten you ll come out nearly to the total of how much of a bad boy Wolfe is He can be very stubborn and grumpy He knows what he can say at which time Also he knows how deal with people who gave him pain He likes it when every one is listening to his orders but also he has a soft side Sometimes he shows humor and he loves fiercely, but hates with the same intensity.Francesca is a young woman who fights for her self and can be really sweet She has like the author s other heroines her way of being sassy She always finds a way to make her self kind of happy What is shown perfect by the words the author has choosen is how confused she is There was so much strength in her.To conclude you can see that there was much about this boook I loved and the less time was left in that book the better the story got and the less in wanted to leave the characters Even if I loved the relation to the American Italians in my eyes it was repeated to much But it just costs this wonderful story just a quarter star So we have 4.75 stars.but I cant wait to read it again in a better condition flag 113 likesLike see review View all 29 comments Dec 29, 2018 B.B Easton rated it it was amazing THIS BOOK Y ALL This book will ruin you for all other books in 2019 I would give it 10 stars, if I could I would ask ot to marry me, if that were legal I would stand up and slow clap, but I already did that at 4 00 a.m when I read the final word So go ahead and request January 9th off of work because trust me, when this thing hits your Kindle, you re not going ANYWHERE flag 106 likesLike see review Dec 06, 2018 Angie Angies Dreamy Reads rated it it was amazing Woweeeee I read this in ONE day and oh my word I knew it was going to be good but it blew me away It s a fresh, dynamic, intoxicating read I loved the way LJ built these characters, how she created their world, and all the angsty feels she brought with each page It was so so so good Full review coming around release day flag 103 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Dec 08, 2018 Emma rated it did not like it Surprise Surprise There s no surprises in this book We have the same characters and plot, again To be fair the book was engaging and well written The MCs had great chemistry Those things might be enough for you to enjoy and I didn t finish the book, so I might not be a fair judge.The amount of sexism, double standards and clich was disturbing and unbearable for me His thoughts about sex and women were vomit inducing And her insecurity because she is inexperienced virgin were cringe wort Surprise Surprise There s no surprises in this book We have the same characters and plot, again To be fair the book was engaging and well written The MCs had great chemistry Those things might be enough for you to enjoy and I didn t finish the book, so I might not be a fair judge.The amount of sexism, double standards and clich was disturbing and unbearable for me His thoughts about sex and women were vomit inducing And her insecurity because she is inexperienced virgin were cringe worthy And don t let me start about the gendered norms and expectations I just can t What I hated about the book is what I hated about every book I have read by the author Instead of coming up with something new she is recycling her work again and again And it s not that pleasant to begin with And the blurb is misleading, it s not really a love triangle The other man is just there to cause jealousy and stupid drama.The male lead is a manwhore jerk and the female is that pure kind girl with a fake backbone They hate each other op drama they have angry sex they fall in love they hurt each other op drama love confessions and then hea Wait, I didn t get that far I think I stopped around the hating each other part which took way too long Still, I don t think I m wrong Please correct me if I m I don t remember once when the male lead was a decent human being in this author s books, when his thoughts didn t repulse me and his actions didn t irritate me He always arrogant, mean and hurtful Not once he kept it in his pants after meeting the heroine and the worst, the female lead is always aware that he is having sex at the moment if she is not watching I can t recall once when the heroine didn t turn boneless the moment the male mc touched her, doesn t matter what she thought or felt about him She always plays strong and cool but fails miserably when strength and common sense are needed And she never wins in the dominance game between her and him, never flag 101 likesLike see review View all 49 comments Emma Priscilla wrote I started it, 2 pages in and a skim of the first chapter, I totally gave up better to do it sooner rather than later Jan 28, 2019 06 46AM Laura Thank you I was thinking that I was the only one I can t understand how people have enjoyed this book Jan 30, 2019 04 41PM Dec 08, 2018 Anna A Romance Reader rated it liked it Shelves arc If you know me you know how much I love L.J Shen She s one of my favorite author s of all time so when I read and saw the cover of The Kiss Thief I couldn t contain my excitement I am so sad to say that even though I enjoyed it, it fell kinda short for me Wolfe and Francesca s sexual chemistry is off the charts from the moment they meet I enjoyed their banter but I don t know there was something missing SPOILERS AHEAD view spoiler It bothers me that they always refer to her as a teenager If you know me you know how much I love L.J Shen She s one of my favorite author s of all time so when I read and saw the cover of The Kiss Thief I couldn t contain my excitement I am so sad to say that even though I enjoyed it, it fell kinda short for me Wolfe and Francesca s sexual chemistry is off the charts from the moment they meet I enjoyed their banter but I don t know there was something missing SPOILERS AHEAD view spoiler It bothers me that they always refer to her as a teenager She s 19 and he s 30 I understand there s an age gap but please let it go Its not like he s an old guy Even the H refers to her as a teenager and says things like that s what happens for marrying a teenager Its a real turn off I understand she s young but she s not a kid and they make it sound like she is Also 30 is not old age He s still pretty young too My parents married when my mom was 20 and my dad 30 and it wasn t creepy They are still happily married and about to celebrate their 41st anniversary Also whats up with Francesca always smoking It would bother me too if he was the one smoking The H even asked her not to smoke in the house but she still does Also she was in a car accident and the first thing she asks the H is for a cigarette Maybe its just me but smoking is a turn off, specially when they do it constantly I didn t like that Wolfe had sex with OW after meeting Francesca Also Francesca shouldn t have kissed Angelo when she was already married There s just too much OW OM drama for my liking These were just some of the things that didn t sit well with me hide spoiler Overall the writing is amazing as usual but I was expecting from this book I did enjoy it but didn t love it I will always love L.J Shen and read everything she writes cause she s an amazing author Can t wait for her future books flag 86 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Stephanie Osborne Her lying CONSTANTLY is killing it for me And the smoking And the stupid drama immature antics And the fact that both H h were downright irritating Her lying CONSTANTLY is killing it for me And the smoking And the stupid drama immature antics And the fact that both H h were downright irritating to me Jan 11, 2019 12 27PM Brenda I agree with you, the beggining was good but then it was like all the others books And for me Francesca s character really imature and na ve Jan 28, 2019 02 45PM Jan 01, 2019 Hulya Kara Yuksel rated it it was amazing The Kiss Thief is now live OMG I loved it so much ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review AVAILABLE NOW FREE IN KU US UK CA AU flag 85 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jan 02, 2019 chandler ainsley rated it liked it Shelves 2019, age gap, new adult, mafia yeetus deletus yeah i dunno, i usually sum up my thoughts in bold but i can t think of a good tag line for this book first thoughts though much better than dirty headlines which is a book i wish i could forget forever.i think i m starting to realize a pattern with lj s books and tbh once i start seeing patterns it s all downhill from there 98% of lj s heroes are dickheads i mean BEYOND dickheads and you always fall for them which is fine and dandy except that it s really hard to believe yeetus deletus yeah i dunno, i usually sum up my thoughts in bold but i can t think of a good tag line for this book first thoughts though much better than dirty headlines which is a book i wish i could forget forever.i think i m starting to realize a pattern with lj s books and tbh once i start seeing patterns it s all downhill from there 98% of lj s heroes are dickheads i mean BEYOND dickheads and you always fall for them which is fine and dandy except that it s really hard to believe in their love she does this thing at like 80 90% into the book where the hero comes to this epiphany that he loves the heroine and it s always done the same way like 2 pages of him waxing poetic on how he s treated her like garbage but he can t live without herd that was barely ok the first time it showed up in her books, but it s getting hard to sympathize with after 3 times get creative, lady.what didn t bug meyou re going to see a lot of reviews mentioning other woman other man drama and there is but it didn t really bother me neither character truly cheats on the other if anything it just shows how juvenile the two main characters areyond that, if the plot interests you at all i would say give this a try it s certainly not a bad book it s just a little repetitive with the lack of trust and endless cycle of trying to one up each other the chemistry is definitely there between the main characters thoigger warning though for view spoiler dubious consent when heroine is losing her virginity it was mildly disturbing hide spoiler flag 77 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jan 09, 2019 NMmomof4 rated it really liked it Shelves 3 5 star, contract or marriage of convenience, famous wealthy popular, kindle unlimited, love hate, military security government, mob bad guy h, neighbors live with, not safe, separation without other partners 3.5 StarsOverall Opinion I enjoyed this I just didn t enjoy it as much as I had hoped I m in the minority yet again here I do really enjoy this author s ability to write a nasty H And I enjoyed this H for the most part, but I think I just needed some of the good to balance him out I didn t like the fact that their dates were skimmed over I think that would ve helped a ton in redeeming him and his impulsively jerkish behavior Yes, he groveled but because some of it felt skimmed ov 3.5 StarsOverall Opinion I enjoyed this I just didn t enjoy it as much as I had hoped I m in the minority yet again here I do really enjoy this author s ability to write a nasty H And I enjoyed this H for the most part, but I think I just needed some of the good to balance him out I didn t like the fact that their dates were skimmed over I think that would ve helped a ton in redeeming him and his impulsively jerkish behavior Yes, he groveled but because some of it felt skimmed over it didn t feel like enough for me This also has some content that I m sure some readers won t like, so please check out my spoiler tags below if you re considering reading but might have some triggers that would ruin a book for you However, I think this will be a success especially with those readers that like this author s other works.Brief Summary of the Storyline This is Francesca and Wolfe s story Francesca is the only daughter of a big crime boss She meets Senator Wolfe Keaton on a night that she dreams is the night of her first kiss with the man she s been in love with for years What she doesn t expect is that the jerk at her table would steal that kiss and then declare they are to be married the next day Wolfe has a plot for revenge and Francesca s dad is the main target They have a bumpy road, but the time they spend together the their walls start to fall and they fall in loveand get a HEA ending.POV This alternated between Francesca and Wolfe s POV.Overall Pace of Story Good I never skimmed and I thought it flowed well.Instalove No, they take a while to develop stronger feelings More like hate to love.H rating 3.5 stars Wolfe I liked him for the most part, but I had to deduct some for the impulsive jerkish behavior he displayed a few times.h rating 3.5 stars Francesca I liked her, but I didn t like her indecisiveness towards the end and what she did to the H.Sadness level Low, no tissues neededPush Pull Yes view spoiler They both push away at times H so , and I d say that they both also pursue the relationship at times also was the H so hide spoiler Heat level Good They have some good tension, chemistry, and scenes but not so much it takes away from the story Not as hot as I thought it d be though.Descriptive sex YesOW OM drama Yes view spoiler The h has a love interest when they meet There is also a ex fling of the H that causes some drama, and he goes out publicly with OW when they are married hide spoiler Sex scene with OW or OM No Cheating Yes view spoiler The h publicly kisses old love while married to the H and after things had progressed between the h and H The H slept with OW when they were first engaged because he thought the h slept with her love interest and she also led him to believe that The H also made the h believe that he was with OW after they are married and she publicly kisses OM, but he didn t go through with anything physical just was publicly out with OW hide spoiler Separation Yes view spoiler They are separated shortly, but there was no mention or suggestion of other partners during this time hide spoiler Possible Triggers Yes view spoiler Arranged marriage on page , H is 11 years older than the h, the h was a virgin and the H was a manwhore before the h, cheating off and on page , criminal activity off page , unexpected pregnancy on page , and loss of loved ones off page hide spoiler Closure This had pretty good closure with what I would call a HEA ending view spoiler they re still married with children hide spoiler.Safety This one is probably Not Safe for most safety gang readers depending on personal preferences view spoiler Does have cheating Does Not have a descriptive sex scene with OW OM Does have both the h and H pushing away Does have a separation between the h and H Does Not have abuse Does have a HEA ending hide spoiler flag 73 likesLike see review View all 15 comments NMmomof4 Denise wrote I had a lot of the same issues that you did I thought maybe I was just being too nit picky with all the hype, so it s a relief to see Denise wrote I had a lot of the same issues that you did I thought maybe I was just being too nit picky with all the hype, so it s a relief to see others feeling the same way I definitely know what you mean I m always nit picky So thanks updated Jan 16, 2019 10 10AM Diana Great review I m going to give it a go 7 hours, 59 min ago Jan 09, 2019 Em Lost In Books rated it liked it Shelves 3 star, 2019, 2010 19, stand alone read naive at times but it was surely a page turner for me flag 75 likesLike see review Dec 06, 2018 Melanie marked it as to read Shelves romance This looks so fucking good Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube Twitch flag 70 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Dec 28, 2018 Samantha I Love HEA Romance Book Blog rated it it was amazing This book hit my kindle and I literally dropped the other book I was reading just to start this one Nothing was going to stop me from devouring this book Well except for the annoying part where I had to adult But between that,I devoured this book completely What a fantastic way to start the new year I am not usually one for love triangles or arranged marriages for that matter, but this book is written in a way where it does not feel like either of these things Ms Shen has shown us a passio This book hit my kindle and I literally dropped the other book I was reading just to start this one Nothing was going to stop me from devouring this book Well except for the annoying part where I had to adult But between that,I devoured this book completely What a fantastic way to start the new year I am not usually one for love triangles or arranged marriages for that matter, but this book is written in a way where it does not feel like either of these things Ms Shen has shown us a passionate story that pulled me in completely When I reached the end, I immediately wanted to go back and read it all over again I absolutely loved it I really REALLY want to tell you all about the characters and the storyline but I think it would be so much better if I just tell you that it was completely worth the wait and you need this book in your life This book is different to what you may have read by this author but holy BEEP it s amazing Gahhhhh I laughed, I cried, I swooned, and my heart soared The angst will grip you and keep you hanging on every word But if you are expecting a love story that will be happiness and rainbows, you are in for a surprise Seriously, you need this book in your life I highly recommend to absolutely everyone flag 69 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Jan 05, 2019 Amo Jones rated it it was amazing It s no secret that Shen and I are tighter than how my jeans fit after this Christmas holiday but make no mistake my love for her has absolutely nothing to do with this book It is captivating, unique, beautiful, and it drove me f ing crazy I have a thing where I get bored easily If the relationship is smooth sailing, I dose off Oh boy, that is NOT the case here TKT is everything that I love about reading in ONE epic page turner Sparrow was my favourite Shen book Then Vicious ha It s no secret that Shen and I are tighter than how my jeans fit after this Christmas holiday but make no mistake my love for her has absolutely nothing to do with this book It is captivating, unique, beautiful, and it drove me f ing crazy I have a thing where I get bored easily If the relationship is smooth sailing, I dose off Oh boy, that is NOT the case here TKT is everything that I love about reading in ONE epic page turner Sparrow was my favourite Shen book Then Vicious happened But now The Kiss Thief takes the throne Leigh knows her shit when it comes to writing She gives me writer envy I m reading her words, my heart thumping in my chest, tears streaming down my face and cussing her out because this b ch can WRITE chants to self I need a new career I m not talking Oh, her writing is good I m talking her writing is one of the best I have ever read Period Anyway, read this book It is an incredible tale of love lost and love found, with chaos in between flag 67 likesLike see review Jan 01, 2019 Wendy rated it it was amazing Shelves dbo arc, abuse neglect, angsty, alpha man, age difference, asshole hero, beautiful, drama llama, emotional, enemies to lovers I must confess that I haven t read a lot of love triangles and there is a reason for that They make me extremely nervous I like angst in my books but the angst that comes with love triangles can actually drive a person to drink Which is why I am normally not a fan of this trope You know who I am a fan of though L.J Shen So, me reading this book was a pretty much a done deal Writing a review is a bit of a challenge though because I really don t want to spoiler this story I thin I must confess that I haven t read a lot of love triangles and there is a reason for that They make me extremely nervous I like angst in my books but the angst that comes with love triangles can actually drive a person to drink Which is why I am normally not a fan of this trope You know who I am a fan of though L.J Shen So, me reading this book was a pretty much a done deal Writing a review is a bit of a challenge though because I really don t want to spoiler this story I think it would best to jump into this one blindI am a huge fan of L.J Shen s Sinners of Saint series I loved all the HotHoles, which should tell you, how much I love a redeemable asshole Well, if you are anything like meyou are gonna love the hell out of this oneand out of Wolfe Wolfe Keaton was a kiss thief. The heroine in this story, Francesca, she was a bit different than what I am used toby this author but also just in general She was sweet, a bit naive, and shybut she wasn t weak by any means She was strong in her way And even though I would have done things very differently than herI still admired her She wasn t exactly what I expected from a mafia princess There were still times I wanted to shake her a bit though A Story of a Nemesis and a Villain with no chance at a happy ending This book definitely managed to make me feel the feelz Anxious, excited, angry, sad, happy are just some of the emotions I went through while reading, and I finished it in one go No social interactions on this new years day for this girl P I started the year exactly how I wanted towith an awesome book Maybe I am the monster After all, I come out to play at night But so do you, little one You re in the darkness too This one has unquestionably deserved a spot in my favorites list, though it hasn t surpassed Ruckus and Bane for me That might never happen because I fell in love with those boys men hard Doesn t mean I didn t fall for Wolfe as well I highly recommend this book as well as any other one written by this author

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    The Kiss Thief by L.J Shen The Kiss Thief stand alone opens up to the mapped out life of nineteen year old mob princess Francesca Rossi aka Nemesis While attending a dinner she The Kiss Thief Kindle edition by LJ Shen Contemporary She raised the bar and ascended to a new level of greatness From cover to cover, The Kiss Thief is stunning perfection Tijuana, Book Twins Reviews Emotionally spent, but totally in love with two characters that stole my heart Donna, The Romance Cover. The Kiss Thief L.J Shen Book Twins Reviews Romance Dec , The author s writing skill has been honed to perfection and TKT is the best example Brilliant writing, excellent story telling, and main characters that stood out by being delightfully unique, and unforgettable The Kiss Thief delivered in spades. The Kiss Thief Audible Audio Edition L J The Kiss Thief, sigh , is EPIC BEYOND WORDS Oh God, I loved every second when I read it It s so different from everything I ve read before, but so completely addictive. The Kiss Thief by L.J Shen online free at Epub Jan , Most of our books are stored in elastic clouds, and traffic is expensive So we have a limit on the number of downloads If you want to increase this limit, your can make a donation Donation of will improve limit to for each additional The Kiss Thief by L.J Shen Steamy Reads Jan , The Kiss Thief is unlike anything out there in the market and I urge every one of you to read it As a reader I am always on the hunt for a story that is so phenomenal and unique, a story that has the ability to take me out of my comfort zone, constantly seeking answers to my many questions and have me utterly consumed.

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        L.J Shen is USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author of contemporary romance books She lives in California with her husband, son and lazy cat.When she s not writing, she enjoys reading a good book with a glass of wine and catching up on her favorite HBO and Netflix shows Yeah, she s a badass like that.Keep up with L.J on all platforms Newsletter Sign up L.J Shen is USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author of contemporary romance books She lives in California with her husband, son and lazy cat.When she s not writing, she enjoys reading a good book with a glass of wine and catching up on her favorite HBO and Netflix shows Yeah, she s a badass like that.Keep up with L.J on all platforms Newsletter Sign up authorljshenInstagram


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    1. It s Live GRABBY HANDS US UK CA AU 6 STARS Ours is not a love story It was bound to happen, but I had no idea it would happen in such spectacular fashion Alas, all good things come to an end.With that said, several of my 1 loves have been dethroned My new 1, Wolfe Keaton, is EVERY SINGLE LITTLE THING that ever was The Kiss Thief is unlike any other book I v It s Live GRABBY HANDS US UK CA AU 6 STARS Ours is not a love story It was bound to happen, but I had no idea it would h [...]


    2. A story of Nemesis and a villain with no chance at a happy ending.Where the Prince doesn t save the princessHe tortures her.And the beauty doesn t sleep.She s stuck.In a nightmare. Hold on to your hearts ladies cause the Big Daddy of All Predators Wolfe Keaton has gatecrashed the Booklandia This masked marauder is here to whisk Princess Rossi away on his Black Stallion You will lose your hearts too, to this Brutish Buccaneer and if you re extremely lucky your panties too in the process < [...]


    3. English spanish version Falling in love was so tragic No wonder it made people so sad A standing ovation for ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS THAT I VE EVER READ, and L.J Shen s best story to date It left me with the worst book hangover of the year ITS INTRICATE PLOT IS A NEW BRAND OF PERFECTION SO MIND BLOWING THAT IT WILL LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS Have you ever felt that words are not enough to describe what you feel that s me now after reading this story, I m an emotional mess and nervous wreck The Kis Engli [...]


    4. Our hearts were tarnished Stained And guilty Unpredictable to a fault And bound to break. I got two words for you here Must Read.I know I say this each time I finish a book of hers, but this was my favorite LJ Shen book to date I was born into a glided cage. If you like a modern day arranged marriage trope, welcome to your next addiction This book GAH It had an anti hero that only Shen can write brutal and hard but completely redeemable This is someone you won t be able to help [...]


    5. Oh wow, wow, wow I m in awe right now If you re a lover of L.J Shen s Hotholes then The Kiss Thief is going to be exactly what you want because ladies and gents , we have a new alphahole in town Mr Wolfe Keaton, the man that makes men quiver in their boots and women drop to their knees He s sexy as sin with an attitude to go with it He s ruthless and harsh and keeps his true feelings locked away The Kiss Thief isn t your typical romance It s a story about a nemesis and a villain One th Oh wow, w [...]


    6. AVAILABLE NOW FULL REVIEW MY FIRST FAVORITE AND MUST READ OF 20195 Nemesis CROWNSLJ Shen has rocked me world, tilted it on its axis, and I don t which way is up or down after the whirlwind she just took me on The Kiss Thief is EVERYTHING I love in a romance, and I never wanted this book to end EVER Wolfe Keaton has taken top book boyfriend spot With his confidence and intelligence and lethal charisma, I was utterly charmed by this man His cold exterior makes him seem untouchable and AVAILABLE NO [...]


    7. The Kiss Thief stand alone Butterflies in your belly good 5 stars, a glued to your kindle read for me I was inspired to make art while reading, but just fell behind on writing a review I will post a full review as soon as RL calms down Hero Heroine Plot Storytelling Sexual tension Sex scenes Story ending OVERALL RATING Angst LOW FOCUS Darkness LOW FOCUS Humor MEDIUM FOCUS Kink The Kiss Thief stand alone Butterflies in your belly good 5 stars, a glued to your kindle read for me I was inspired to [...]


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